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SRP3
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎11-11-2019
Location: CA
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14w - BIOS Boot Order Keeps Resetting

Hi all - I am trying to refresh this laptop with a clean installation of Windows 10. I have a USB with Windows 10 via Microsoft's Media Creation tool.

 

I can navigate to the BIOS via F2, boot tab and use F5/F6 keys to set the USB drive to the top. I have even attempted to use 2 USB keys at the same time, and set both of them above the eMMC drive in case it was an issue with my USB.

However, when pressing F10 (to save settings and exit), and navigating back to BIOS via F2, the boot order resets and shows the eMMC drive on the top every single time. I have also tried setting the USBs to the top first, then going to the exit tab -> save changes and navigating back to the boot tab. When doing so, the USB drive is still on top, but as soon as I have exit the BIOS and re-enter it, the eMMC drive is back on top.

 

Needless to say, trying any of the above (setting USB at the top of the list) and letting it boot, it will only boot up windows via my eMMC drive and never to Windows setup.

Secure boot is off, UEFI boot setting. USB boot enabled (all other settings are default). This occured in BIOS 1.03 and 1.04.

Any ideas or suggestions? 

Djape300
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎11-11-2019
Location: DE
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Re: 14w - BIOS Boot Order Keeps Resetting

Hey,

 

nearly same issue here.

 

Would be great to hear about any suggestions to solve the problem.

 

THX

CyberSimian
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Re: 14w - BIOS Boot Order Keeps Resetting


@SRP3 wrote:

I have also tried setting the USBs to the top first, then going to the exit tab -> save changes and navigating back to the boot tab. When doing so, the USB drive is still on top, but as soon as I have exit the BIOS and re-enter it, the eMMC drive is back on top.


This is a property of the BIOS.  Some BIOSes (such as the one in my 700-15ISK) allow the USB device to be placed first in the boot order, and they remember that setting.  Other BIOSes (such as the one in my 500-15ISK) behave as yours and forget that the USB device has been placed first in the boot order.

 

On my 500-15ISK I can boot from the USB device by using the "Novo" button to display the "Novo Button Menu", and then on that menu selecting the "Boot Menu". This lists the bootable devices, once of which will be the USB device.  So, with the system powered off, plug in the USB device and then press the "Novo" button.

 

I am not familiar with your device, so I don't know whether it has a "Novo" button.  Look in the "User Guide" or "Hardware Maintenance Manual" for your system to see if they describe a "Novo" button.

 

-- from CyberSimian in the UK

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